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Beautiful Teams by Jennifer Greene, Andrew Stellman

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Chapter 13. Defending the Free World

Neil Siegel

Andrew: Start off by telling me a little bit about Northrop: how you came to be there, and how you came to learn about how teams work.

Neil: Northrop Grumman is one of the key participants in the U.S. defense and aerospace industry, with many important contributions over the years. The company took its current form over the last 10 years through a series of mergers, bringing together a set of synergistic companies with long and proud legacies of accomplishment. We think of ourselves as a "company of immigrants," respecting those legacies and achievements, while at the same time trying to combine our skills into something synergistic that is better than ever. My current job is sector vice president for Technology and Advanced Systems; I've been doing that for about seven years. Before that, I ran one of the businesses within the company, called Tactical Systems. Tactical Systems created vital, life-saving capabilities for the U.S. military—what the military calls "battle command" and "command-and-control" ...

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